Ales Hemsky signed a team-friendly 2-year deal this afternoon, meaning he’ll play the better part of a decade with ridiculous value contract (this one and the last one). There should be no argument about dollars or term, this is a very nice contract. If the hockey Gods are paying attention, 83 will rip it up for those two years and cost the moon in 2014 summer.
Via Oilers twitter, Tambellini on Hemsky: “Ales can see the level of skill that’s coming. The type of play we’ve seen lately with him and Hall is exciting.”
Oilers got terrific value here, and all of a sudden the roster looks much better for 2012-13: